About Aruba

Aruba is 19.6 miles long and 6 miles across and totaling 77 square miles or 193 quare kilometers.
Aruba is located 12° 30′ North Latitude; 70° West Latitude; 19 miles or 31 km north of the Venezuelan coast.

The Aruban climate has a little variation from yearly average of a sunny 86°F or 30°C tempered by northeasterly trade winds. Aruba is out of the range of the Caribbean hurricanes.

Atlantic Standard Time year round (equivalent to Eastern Daylight Savings Time). The difference between the European Time and Aruba Time is 5 or 6 hours (depending on Summer-time or Winter-time)

Official language is Dutch, Native language is Papiamento. English and Spanish are widely spoken by practically all Aruba’s.

Aruba’s drinking water flows from the world’s second largest desalinization plant. It is not only perfectly pure and safe to drink,
it’s also very delicious.

Electrical Power 110 V AC (60 cycles) it is identical to that utilized in the United States.

Aruba’s currency is the Aruban Florin (AFL or AWG). The exchange rate for 1 USD is generally 1.75 AFL and if you buy USD, the exchange rate is
usually AFL 1.80.